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lucky9 wrote:
I guess Copy&Paste was a bad idea?

Yes I can click the second link and get there. But the second link is the one that gives the error in Synaptic. The second link is what is in (enabled in) /etc/apt/sources.list. The second link is what is throwing up the first link as the error. That whole line (the first link plus 4.4 not found) is what Synaptic says when I reload with the second link enabled and mepis as preferred.

I see Davo already gave you what to put in sources.list.

That 2nd link you had is just a location that you can goto in the browser to see which repos exist for various distribution/releases of Mepis (i.e. 7.0, 8.0, 8.5).

That link is not what actually goes into the sources.list entry (its close).


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@Brooko:

There's a typo in your original post (under MEPIS 8.5 ONLY, just after the long string of console commands)

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This will add all 4 Mepis 8 repo addresses to your sources list
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That line should read 8.5, not 8.

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I am trying to install Pidgin 2.6, which I understand is part of the community repos. I have copied the sources.list from http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php/Sources.list_MEPIS_8.5, restarted Synaptic and then I clicked on reload. 2.4.3-4lenny5 if my only option. I did this process a number of times and then I noticed that when I reload I am getting some packages with a "Failed" status. Is this why I can't get Pidgin 2.6? What does the failed status mean?

Thanks for any assistance you may be able to provide.


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Change your Preferences in Synaptic to prefer mepis (in the Distribution tab). Be sure and change it back afterward.

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TheRocket wrote:
I am trying to install Pidgin 2.6, which I understand is part of the community repos. I have copied the sources.list from http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php/Sources.list_MEPIS_8.5, restarted Synaptic and then I clicked on reload. 2.4.3-4lenny5 if my only option. I did this process a number of times and then I noticed that when I reload I am getting some packages with a "Failed" status. Is this why I can't get Pidgin 2.6? What does the failed status mean?

Thanks for any assistance you may be able to provide.


I'm seeing 2.6.4 & 2.6.6 versions of pidgin in the CR main repo and main testrepo that were built for Mepis 8.0 (not 8.5). Pidgin might be installable from the 8.0 CR's but I would recommend waiting until it officially appears in the 8.5 CR.


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lucky9 - I tried that, but no difference, but based on what kmathern says, it looks like it is a waiting game for me. Thanks to both of you, I await someone smarter than me to make Pidgin 2.6 available.


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For a while now since playing with 8.5, I've been somewhat confused about the Community Repos, Preferences, and debian-multimedia repos. I think I finally figured it out and summarized my understanding (hopefuly newbie friendly) by editing the Recommended 8.5 Sources.list wiki page:
http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php/Sources.list_MEPIS_8.5
Please look it over...


One thing I noticed while trying to figure it out was there were many places that discussed it (Mepis Community website, Wiki, and several Threads, both stickied and unstickied).
I would recommend that one place (above wiki link?) be the master one-stop-shop of the recommended Community repository for most users.

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